Friday, February 05, 2016

Just or Right?

The purpose of this blog is to spark some righteous dignation at the Shabbat table.
Wishing Suzanne in SF a happy birthday this week.
Wishing Mom (Chaya bas Yehudis) a continued recovery.

ShkreliIs this the face of righteousness?
Today's question for your table is very simple:

Is following the law the same as being righteous?

There are so many
stories out there. The Flint water crisis itself could be the basis of an entire ethics course.

How about this one:

Martin Shkreli made headlines in September for raising the price of Daraprim, a drug, from $13.50 to $750 per dose.

In December he said, "I should have raised the prices higher."

This week he was back in the headlines for mocking Congress. 

Here's his tweet:

"Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our govern
ment."

When he raised the price of the drug, he was following the rules of the free market and the law of supply and demand.

So it was just.

But was it right?


Shabbat Shalom 


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